CEDAR PARK, Texas, April 12, 2013 – Thamtech is pleased to announce that its site, The First Men on the Moon (firstmenonthemoon.com) has been nominated for Best Science Website in the 17th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instragram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp.
The First Men on the Moon is an online interactive website featuring the Eagle lunar landing. The presentation includes original Apollo 11 spaceflight video footage, communication audio, mission control room conversations, text transcripts, and telemetry data, all synchronized into an integrated audio-visual experience. This interactive resource aims to educate visitors while engaging them with the excitement of manned-spaceflight to build a passion for scientific exploration.
“Nominees like The First Men on the Moon are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 11,000 entries we received this year.”
As a nominee, The First Men on the Moon is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award. Voting is open to the public from now until April 25, 2013 at pv.webbyawards.com. Winners will be announced on April 30 and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City.
About Thamtech, LLC
Thamtech is a web and software development business founded by Tyler Ham. Thamtech plans and builds websites, online and mobile interactives, databases, API libraries and algorithms. For more information visit www.thamtech.com.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 17th Annual Webby Awards received 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Internet Explorer, Google+, Quancast, Yext, Vitamin T, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mashable, The Occasional and Business Insider.